True Blood. True blood will be analyzed using a Christian ideology, exploring the value and themes in the context of this ideology.

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True Blood is an American television drama series created and produced by . True Blood is based on the  a series of novels by , season one of the True Blood television show is based on the first novel Dead till Dark and details the co-existence of  and  in , a small northern  town two years after Japanese scientists create synthetic blood and vampires ‘came out of the coffin’ and made humans aware of their existence. The series centers on , an incidental sleuth and  waitress at Merlotte's Bar and Grill, who falls in love with vampire and civil war veteran Bill Comptone.

Christian ideology, in regards to film and television, is an ideology based on Christian beliefs and values. Christians believe in absolute truth, meaning there is a definite right or wrong in regards to all morality and actions. The Christian ideology seek to search and identify the deeper values in a film or television show and if they line up with the values conveyed in the bible, on which all Christian ideology is based. These values include love, justice and a lack of sexism and racism. All the values are Christ centered. The only difficult with using the Christian ideology to explore and explain films is that because Christian beliefs are very personal and no two Christians will have exactly the same belief or values because each person belief has been coloured and affected by there personal experience, background and culture. True blood will be analyzed using a Christian ideology, exploring the value and themes in the context of this ideology.

In season one of True Blood the audience is slowly introduced to all the characters, many of these characters in are supernatural or have supernatural powers. The main character Sookie Stackhouse is a telepath; this ability allows her to hear other people’s thoughts. Her love interest is Bill Comptone is a vampire, a creature that was once human but now is a ‘living dead’ with superhuman strength, speed, healing and mind control powers. Along Bill there are many other vampires in the True Blood episodes. Other supernatural characters include wicens; witches who follow a particular brand of witchcraft, shape-shifters; humans that can change shape to look and move like a particular animal and were-panthers; humans that transform into panthers. The inclusion of these characters is not inline with Christian ideologies. Shape shifters, vampires and were- panthers are discounted as part of simple myth and legend in Christian faith in contrast telepaths and witches are talked about in Christian beliefs but they are always spoken of in a negative way, describe as evil and people are commanded to stay away from people who are connected to these practices.

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Like every television show, True Blood season one conveys its own sense of morals and belief through the beliefs and morals of its main character. Every character in True Blood is searching for fulfillment and happiness. Each character searches for it in different places. Sookie and Bill search for it in each other and their relationship, Jason (Sookie’s brother) look for in drugs and sex, Tara (Sookie’s best friend) and Sam (Sookie’s boss) looks for it sex, other vampire characters look for it in sex and feeding off humans. Happiness and Fulfillment from a Christian perspective are both good ...

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